NASCAR owner Roush hospitalized

July 28, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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OSHKOSH, Wis., July 28 (UPI) -- NASCAR team owner Jack Roush was hospitalized with injuries after his business jet crashed while landing in Oshkosh, Wis., a spokesman said.

Roush, 68, and an assistant were flying into town for the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture show when his plane left the runway at Wittman Regional Airport, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Wednesday.

AirVenture spokesman Dick Knapinski said after departing the runway the Beechcraft Premier came back down and then skidded to a stop.

Photos taken at the time of the crash Tuesday evening show Roush being helped from the damaged aircraft with apparent facial injuries, the Journal-Sentinel said.

A statement from the Experimental Aircraft Association said Roush was hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

His assistant Brenda Strickland was hospitalized with injuries described as non-life-threatening.

An aviation buff, Roush owns several planes.

He miraculously survived a crash in April 2002 with a serious head injury, a shattered leg and broken ribs.

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